The Patriots used their fifth different O-line combination on Thursday night, and the group pitched a shutout in a win over the Jets.
Patriots C Ryan Wendell was third-string player at the position in the summer, and he is now starting and showing vast improvement.
If the Bills want to upset the Patriots for the second year in a row, they’ll need to disrupt Tom Brady, something they can do up the gut.
With the season concluded, the Patriots re-signed seven players from their practice squad for 2011.
Pro Bowl OG Logan Mankins has returned to the Patriots, and once he returns to the starting lineup, the Patriots' O-line will be much improved.
The Patriots' offensive line has faltered of late, and QB Tom Brady is finding himself on his back. But the biggest problem is that most of those sacks have come in the red zone.
The Patriots may have a 5-1 record, but if their offensive line and special teams play like they did on Sunday, not even Tom Brady will be able to make up for their mistakes